Alan Hutton has dropped a big claim on Roy Keane after a source from Celtic told Football Insider that he has growing support as an alternative to Eddie Howe as the club’s next manager.
That is the view within the boardroom at Parkhead, and Hutton has since suggested to Football Insider that the former Manchester United captain would not be such a bad appointment for the Hoops. The former Scotland right-back said:
“He’s a character alright.
“I’ll tell you one thing. There wouldn’t have been any long periods of silence in the dressing room if he was there. He’s obviously got the experience, he’s got the know-how, he’s played at the highest level possible.
“He’ll ruffle the feathers, get people going and get them up for it. That, there is no doubt. It’s a huge job with a lot of pressure and a lot of pressure to start quickly. I know his name keeps getting bandied about, so does Eddie Howe.”
Celtic should consider Keane
Celtic should seriously consider hiring Keane as their next manager should a deal for Howe fall through.
A man who has played for the Bhoys before, albeit for just 10 games in what was a somewhat frustrating spell for him in Scotland, the 49-year-old knows just how much the Glasgow club means to the fans, and so he should be able to echo that through to his players on the pitch.
Should Celtic hire Keane?
A serial winner in his playing days as well, with multiple trophies to his name, Keane certainly knows what it takes to win, which would help Celtic hugely in their bid to wrestle the Premiership title back from their arch rivals Rangers.
This is not to mention his managerial experience too, having managed at the highest level in the Premier League with Sunderland, whom he took from near the bottom of the Championship to the top within eight months.
With all that in mind, Keane would appear to be a shrewd appointment by the Hoops if he is the man chosen to succeed Neil Lennon.
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